[aprssig] Text Pagers

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Thu Feb 12 15:44:05 CST 2009

I dug my old POCSAG pager out of the junk bin, put a battery in it, and 
punched the frequency and cap code into my HP 8920A and it happily 
displayed the test message.  So no, there's no password or anything on 
POCSAG pagers.


Robert Bruninga wrote:
> The topic of text messaging for amateur radio using Pagers came
> up last week.  Our local N3UJJ found a box of ALPHA text pagers
> for 900 MHz for about $4 each if we bought the whole box. 
> Question is, does anyone know how to transmit to them?  We have
> 900 MHz transmitters, so that is not the issue (I got some for
> ATV from the early cell days)...  Just need to know the code to
> transmit?  For N3UJJ, do we know if they are POCSAG pagers or
> what?  I do have a KPC-9612+ that can generate POCSAG..  Or do
> pagers also have passwords and so without those, we'd be stuck?
> The web page of the hackers in Germany that were building an
> amateur radio paging capability seems to have been abandoned,
> and no further progress is being made there.
> I'd be happy to buy in, if someone else has the time to figure
> them out?
> Maybe N3UJJ can find more specific nameplate data?
> Bob
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